Twelve Years a Slave

What was the name of the slave dealer who had Solomon Northup contained in a cell in Washington D.C. at the beginning of Chapter 3?

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The name of the slave dealer was James H. Burch.

His name was James H. Burch, as I learned afterwards—a well-known slave-dealer in Washington; and then, or lately connected in business, as a partner, with Theophilus Freeman, of New-Orleans.


Twelve Years a Slave